Lunar Poker - (Basic Game)

Licence type - Licence required
Status - Permanent
Trial originated at -

Aspers Group Limited

Date placed on trial October 2010
Licensee / proprietor -

TCS John Huxley

Licensee contact details

Aspers Group Limited

1 Hans Street

London, SW1X 0JD

Basic Outline of how to play

Lunar Poker is a poker game that allows the Player to play against the House.

Aim of the game

The aim of Lunar Poker is to have a higher poker hand than the Dealer.

How to play

The player places an ante wager within the table limit and receive 5 cards. After viewing their hand, they may proceed with one of the following four options:

Option 1. Fold immediately - ante is lost

Option 2. Continue playing with the original five cards by placing a bet amounting to double the ante wager.

Option 3. Buy a sixth card in an attempt to improve their hand by placing a wager in the “Options” box equivalent to the ante wager.

Option 4. Exchange up to five cards in an attempt to improve their hand by placing a wager in the “Options” box equivalent to the ante wager insurance. If the player has 3 of a Kind or better they may insure their bet with a minimum wager equivalent to their ante wager up to a maximum wager equivalent to the maximum pay-out amount possible on their bet wager. Placing this wager in the “Options” box insures the bet against the Dealer’s hand not qualifying. If the Dealer does not qualify, their ante and insurance wagers are both paid even money. Once all Players have clearly decided on one of the above options the Dealer will expose their hand.

Second poker hand

Aside from a winning Poker hand combination, a player's hand may contain a second poker combination that will be paid even if the second combination is not stronger than the Dealers qualifying hand!

Dealer not qualifying

All ante and insurance wagers are paid even money. The bet wager(s) is returned but not paid. There is the option at this point of:

Buying the game

A wager equivalent to the value of the ante bet may be placed in the option box. The Dealer is then forced to discard their highest value card in their hand and take a replacement card from the deck of play, If the Dealer qualifies and the player beats the Dealer’s hand their hand will then be paid out according to the pay-out table. If the Dealer still does not qualify, ante and bet wagers will be returned but not paid.

Multiple wagering option

The player can choose to play 2, 3 or 4 boxes, however the second, third and fourth boxes must be played “Blind” meaning that they place your ante and bet wagers without seeing the cards first. On their ‘Blind’ hand(s) the player may buy a sixth card however they cannot exchange cards or fold their hand.

Progressive wager

At the license holder’s discretion, a casino may introduce an optional progressive jackpot feature. The progressive jackpot wager shall be an optional wager that a player may place at the same time as he places his original wager The progressive jackpot wager may not be placed unless an original wager has also been placed at the same time. The progressive jackpot wager shall be placed in a designated spot or area made available at each playing position. At the licence holder’s discretion a progressive wager may be paid when specific cards are drawn, for example when the player receives a Royal Flush with his first 5 cards.

Usual Odds Payable

Hand Pays
Royal Flush  100:1
Straight Flush 50:1
Four of Kind 20:1
Full House 7:1
Flush 5:1
Straight 4:1
Three of a Kind 3:1
Two Pairs 2:1
One Pair 1:1
Ace-King 1:1

House Edge - 2.31%

The above percentage figure is the average expectation, but can vary due to customer playing style and options.